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Ballyvaughan is a charming harbour village on the west coast of Ireland. Located on the south shore of romantic Galway Bay, Ballyvaughan lies below the hills of The Burren, a magical upland filled with caves, rare flowers and colourful wildlife. Walkers will enjoy the scenic, signposted Burren Way route starting in Ballyvaughan. Cycling and driving are equally popular in this part of County Clare, where miles of unspoilt scenery are dotted with medieval churches and ancient castles and forts. The 5,000-year-old Poulnabrone dolmen is close to the village, as is the Aillwee Cave, one of the oldest in Ireland. The magnificent Cliffs of Moher are within an hour's drive, and well worth the visit. Down by the sea at Ballyvaughan, there's something for everyone - fun and games on the beaches of Bishopsquarters and Fanore, a choice of fishing, boating, kayaking, surfing and scuba diving, or simply a chance to relax, looking out over the picturesque Ballyvaughan Bay. Village life here is lively, with a good range of restaurants and pubs, many with traditional live music. There are some fine craft shops, too, and Burren College of Art, which offers summer courses for amateurs, is housed in a 16th Century castle.

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Blackthorn Farm (186.09 miles)

Blackthorn Farm

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Blackthorn farm is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and most rooms have fantastic views. We are minutes from the ferry terminal in Holyhead for sailings to Ireland. ... More

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Boathouse Hotel (186.59 miles)

Boathouse Hotel

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Just 4 minutes from Holyhead's ferry port and with fabulous views overlooking the marina, the Boathouse Hotel offers en suite accommodation, fresh food, a bar and free parking. On the edge of ... More


Warpool Court Hotel (186.63 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (187.02 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Witchingham B&B (187.03 miles)

Witchingham B&B
The Witchingham is located close to Holyhead Port (with ferries departing daily to Dunlaoghaire -Stena Line and Dublin -Irish Ferries) and close to Holyhead Railway Station. Both can be accessed by foot over the Celtic ... More | visit website
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Holyhead Lodge (187.12 miles)

Holyhead Lodge
The Holyhead Lodge is located just a 5-minute walk from Holyhead Station and 1-mile from the beach. Lodges include a kitchenette, living area with flat-screen TV and free parking. Kitchens at the lodge include a microwave, ... More | visit website
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Wavecrest (187.16 miles)


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Ideally located 100 yards from the beach yet just only 3 minutes from the ferry/rail terminal and 2 minutes walk into the town centre for pubs and eating places. All rooms at ... More

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Travelodge Holyhead (187.24 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Trearddur Bay Hotel (187.67 miles)

Trearddur Bay Hotel
The hotel has the immediate advantage of a magnificent location, with 36 bedrooms and friendly, efficient staff. It is a hotel with a distinct character and wide appeal where each guest receives the best ... More | visit website
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Felindre Cottages (187.80 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website

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